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The BITSAVERS.ORG Documents Library: Tektronix

Tektronix, Inc. is an American company best known for manufacturing test and measurement devices such as oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and video and mobile test protocol equipment. In November 2007, Danaher Corporation acquired Tektronix as a subsidiary.

The company traces its roots to the electronics revolution that immediately followed World War II. The company’s founders C. Howard Vollum and Melvin J. "Jack" Murdock invented the world’s first triggered oscilloscope in 1946, a significant technological breakthrough. Tektronix was incorporated in 1946 with its headquarters at SE Foster Road and SE 59th Avenue in Portland, Oregon.[4] In 1947 there were 12 employees, and 250 in 1951. By 1950 the company began building a manufacturing facility in Washington County, Oregon, at Barnes Road and the Sunset Highway, and expanded the facility by 1956 to 80,000 square feet (7,000 m2). The company then moved its headquarters to this site, following an employee vote.

In 1956, a large piece of property in nearby Beaverton became available, and the company’s employee retirement trust purchased the land and leased it back to the company. Construction began in 1957 and on May 1, 1959 Tektronix moved into its new Beaverton headquarters campus,[4] on a 313-acre (1.27 km2) site which came to be called the Tektronix Industrial Park.[5] The company's IPO, when it publicly sold its first shares of stock, was on September 11, 1963.[citation needed] In 1974, the company acquired 256 acres (1.0 km2) in Wilsonville, Oregon where it built a facility for its imaging group. By 1976, the company employed nearly 10,000, and was the state’s largest employer. Tektronix's 1956 expansion and, in 1962, Electro Scientific Industries' similar move to Washington County and expansion are credited with fostering the development of a large high-tech industry in Washington County, a number of firms which collectively are often referred to as the "Silicon Forest".

For many years, Tektronix was the major electronics manufacturer in Oregon, and in 1981, its U.S. payroll peaked at over 24,000 employees. Tektronix also had operations in Europe, South America and Asia. European factories were located in Saint Peter's, Guernsey (then in the European Free Trade Association) until 1990, Hoddesdon (North London, UK) and Heerenveen, Netherlands (then in the European Common Market).

For many years, Tektronix operated in Japan as Sony-Tektronix, a 50-50 joint venture of Sony Corporation and Tektronix, Inc; this was due to Japanese trade restrictions at the time. Since then, Tektronix has bought out Sony's share and is now the sole owner of the Japanese operation.

Some former Tektronix employees left to create other successful "Silicon Forest" companies. Spin-offs include Mentor Graphics, Planar Systems, Floating Point Systems, Cascade Microtech, Merix Corporation, Anthro Corporation and Northwest Instrument Systems (NWIS) - later renamed to MicroCase. Even some of the spin-offs have created spin-offs, such as InFocus.

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From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix Catalog 1983
Topics: mhz, option, input, signal, tektronix, display, frequency, khz, probe, sweep, time base, front...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix Catalog 1989
Topics: option, mhz, input, probe, series, signal, digital, software, frequency, display, options option,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix Catalog 1969
Topics: type, mhz, input, deflection, probe, sweep, approx, signal, calibrated, accessories, time base,...
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From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: scope :: 070-3831-00 2465svc Oct84
Topics: signal, circuit, readout, display, trigger, vertical, control, voltage, sweep, board, circuit...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: scope :: 070-6019-01 2465aSvc May87
Topics: trigger, readout, circuit, signal, voltage, vertical, control, display, semicond, input, attaching...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix Catalog 1981
Topics: mhz, input, option, probe, sweep, trigger, display, tektronix, voltage, signal, time base, writing...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix Catalog 1987
Topics: mhz, option, series, input, tektronix, probe, signal, frequency, tek, khz, front panel, time base,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix Catalog 1968
Topics: type, mhz, input, deflection, probe, sweep, approx, unit, accessories, calibrated, time base,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix Catalog 1971
Topics: type, input, mhz, display, sweep, signal, oscilloscope, probe, deflection, tektronix, time base,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix Catalog 1965 #24
Topics: type, sweep, input, unit, nsec, calibrated, risetime, probe, oscilloscope, tektronix, time base,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: scope :: 070-3829-00 2445svc Jan83
Topics: signal, circuit, readout, trigger, display, vertical, sweep, voltage, control, location, circuit...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix Catalog 1979
Topics: mhz, input, sweep, option, display, probe, trigger, voltage, crt, khz, time base, rise time,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix Catalog 1973
Topics: mhz, input, sweep, display, oscilloscope, probe, crt, storage, signal, order, time base, prices...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix Catalog 1982
Topics: mhz, input, option, tektronix, signal, display, probe, sweep, trigger, khz, time base, charge...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: 85xx :: 856x :: 070-4759-00 8560 8561 8562 Service Mar84
Topics: board, disk, test, error, data, memory, bus, msc, lop, disk drive, flexible disk, hard disk,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: 402x :: 070-2832-00 4027 Service Manual Vol 2 Jan1980
Topics: ram, semicond, dynamic, bololoo, ckt, mfr, board, obd, device, cer, dynamic ram, semicond semicond,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix Catalog 1976
Topics: mhz, input, probe, sweep, display, crt, voltage, trigger, frequency, signal, time base, rise time,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: scope :: 070-5857-00 24x5aOptions Jun87
Topics: circuit, buffer, trigger, option, input, options, parts, board, pin, instrument, options service,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: scope :: 070-6873-00 2465bSvc Sep89
Topics: voltage, readout, circuit, signal, trigger, display, control, output, sweep, pin, circuit schem,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix Catalog 1966-04 #25
Topics: type, sweep, mhz, input, deflection, calibrated, probe, unit, signal, trigger, time base,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix Catalog 1974
Topics: mhz, input, display, sweep, crt, probe, signal, oscilloscope, voltage, output, time base,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: 800x :: 070-2702-01 8002 8080
Topics: macro, assembler, operand, string, symbol, users, byte, rev, source, directive, label operation,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix Catalog 1964 #23
Topics: type, sweep, input, unit, risetime, signal, calibrated, nsec, vertical, oscilloscope, time base,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix Catalog 1978
Topics: mhz, input, display, probe, sweep, option, voltage, trigger, crt, frequency, time base, rise time,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: logicAnal :: 070-4342-01 1240svcVol1 Jan87
Topics: data, test, trigger, acquisition, ram, clock, error, processor, rom, circuitry, control processor,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix Catalog 1975
Topics: mhz, input, sweep, display, probe, crt, oscilloscope, voltage, signal, option, time base, writing...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: 405x :: 070-2839-00 4054 Service Schematics Feb80
Topics: signal, cer, gnd, microcircuit, parts, fxd, schematics, board, obd, schematic, microcircuit...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix Catalog 1980
Topics: mhz, input, probe, sweep, trigger, display, voltage, option, khz, frequency, time base, rise time,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: 405x :: 070-2286-00 4051 Service Vol2 May77
Topics: signal, semicond, obd, data, gnd, mfr, stl, wire, ckt, device, semicond device, rndm acs, dyn rndm,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: catalog :: Telequipment Catalog 1973-01
Topics: sweep, deflection, approx, telequipment, oscilloscope, input, mhz, crt, steps, bandwidth, time...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix Catalog 1970
Topics: type, mhz, input, sweep, probe, signal, deflection, display, oscilloscope, pulse, time base, net...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: 401x :: 070-2303-00 4014 4015 Service Mar79
Topics: character, display, terminal, signal, mode, voltage, circuit, control, alpha, esc, hard copy, high...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix Catalog 1962 #21
Topics: type, sweep, input, tektronix, unit, calibrated, nsec, vertical, signal, oscilloscope, tektronix...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: 401x :: 070-1461-01 4012 Computer Display Terminal Service Manual Jul 1973
Topics: display, terminal, alpha, character, signal, cursor, circuit, voltage, mode, data, hard copy, alpha...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix Catalog 1959-05 #18
Topics: type, sweep, amplifier, tektronix, oscilloscope, triggering, vertical, voltage, calibrated, input,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix Catalog 1960-06 #19
Topics: type, sweep, amplifier, input, triggering, trigger, vertical, tektronix, signal, voltage, time...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: scope :: 070-4182-00 2465dmmSvc Nov85
Topics: dmm, option, circuit, gnd, schem, input, board, buffer, pin, location, buffer board, circuit schem,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix Catalog 1957-03 #15
Topics: type, sweep, amplifier, vertical, voltage, deflection, input, trigger, oscilloscope, output,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: 405x :: 070-2065-00 4051 Service Vol1 May77
Topics: data, address, signal, tape, voltage, peripheral, control, interrupt, memory, hard copy, oooo oooo,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: 85xx :: 8540 :: 070-3939-00 8540 System Users Manual OS40 Ver 1 Oct83
Topics: program, command, memory, emulator, prom, users, data, address, system, byte, system users, prom...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: scope :: 070-6860-00 2465bOper Oct90
Topics: trigger, signal, operators, mode, sweep, input, display, vertical, channel, readout, performance...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: logicAnal :: 070-4717-01 1240svcVol2 Oct88
Topics: circuit, res, signal, location, schematic, semicond, processor, board, brz, ohm, brz gld, schematic...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: concepts :: 062-1056-00 Oscilloscope Trigger Circuits Feb69
Topics: trigger, input, sweep, amplifier, delay, circuit, pulse, output, signal, frequency, input...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix Catalog 1963 #22
Topics: type, sweep, input, unit, oscilloscope, signal, tektronix, vertical, calibrated, nsec, time base,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: 85xx :: 856x :: 061-2581-00 8560 MSDU Service Manual Dec81
Topics: musdu, board, cer, disc, test, error, fxd, ram, iop, musdu service, microcircuit microcircuit, pms...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: 463x :: 070-1831-02 4631 Service Nov79
Topics: obd, stl, copy, semicond, voltage, ckt, signal, board, ramp, mfr, ckt board, hard copy, copy unit,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: tm500 :: 070-2296-00 SC504 Apr78
Topics: switch, signal, trigger, input, sweep, triggering, vertical, crt, semicond, ckt, semicond device,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: 401x :: 070-1183-01 Rev B 4010 Maintenance Manual Apr 1976
Topics: display, signal, semicond, terminal, alpha, circuit, character, data, mode, bololoo, hard copy,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: tm500 :: 070-1786-02 TM506 Jun80
Topics: des, les, die, obd, und, tektronix, pour, stl, rear, les rails, circuit board, sur les, power...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: 405x :: fiche :: 4051 Firmware :: RAMMAP-UTILS
Topics: ffi, mil, nmi, imi, ldx, ook, stk, lilt, lis
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: concepts :: 062-1098-00 Oscilloscope Sweep Circuits Jun69
Topics: sweep, voltage, generator, grid, multi, circuit, ramp, cathode, current, trigger, sweep generator,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: 402x :: 070-1617-00 4023 Computer Display Terminal Service Manual May81
Topics: cursor, character, data, display, terminal, keyboard, nand, signal, ckt, nand gate, control...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: 405x :: fiche :: 4051 Firmware :: GRAF-MTCTL
Topics: ami, mat, fob, aaa, set, iec, buffer, ldx, pointer, iec bus
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: concepts :: 062-0888-01 Power Supplies Apr69
Topics: voltage, current, output, circuit, power, supply, grid, diode, load, rectifier, power supply,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: 4170 :: 061-2880-00 4170 Local Graphics Processing Unit Instruction Manual Nov1984
Topics: instruction, disk, data, processor, terminal, host, file, mpu, bus, address, data bus, front panel,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: 411x :: 070-3892-00 4110-Series CmdRef Sep83
Topics: command, terminal, invalid, commands, syntax, parameter, segment, host, series, color, command...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix Catalog 1958-05 #17
Topics: type, sweep, amplifier, tektronix, oscilloscope, vertical, input, voltage, triggering, deflection,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: 405x :: 070-2058-01 PLOT 50 Introduction to Programming in BASIC Sep1978
Topics: program, print, data, programming, sep, rev, statement, plot, matrix, numeric, programming rev,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: catalog :: Telequipment Catalog 1969-12 #4
Topics: approx, telex, mhz, calibrated, type, amplifier, horizontal, deflection, bandwidth, sweep, time...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: 404x :: 070-3917-01 4041 System Controller Programmers Reference Dec1985
Topics: statement, data, program, string, function, error, numeric, input, device, print, logical unit,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: logicAnal :: 070-8485-09 DAS 9200 User Manual
Topics: system, das, module, file, menu, user, software, manual, modules, data, user manual, das system,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: tm500 :: 070-1622-01 SG503 Oct86
Topics: output, amplitude, frequency, circuit, pin, tektronix, signal, voltage, rev, harmonic, output...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: 411x :: 061-2616-01 4113 Host Programmers Manual Oct 1982
Topics: command, host, terminal, block, mode, segment, characters, color, commands, graphic, block mode,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: 800x :: 070-2711-00 8002 svc Jun81
Topics: option, cer, ram, dynamic, system, processor, module, memory, emulator, address, dynamic ram,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: 85xx :: 856x :: 070-4272-00 MSDU Text Processing Pkg Feb82
Topics: text, troff, musdu, processing, users, package, output, font, input, macro, text processing,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix New Products 1969-08
Topics: mhz, input, sampling, mod, deflection, amplifier, bandwidth, probe, vertical, horizontal,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: 410x :: 070-4526-01 4105 PgmrRef Sep83
Topics: terminal, mode, dialog, command, character, syntax, color, host, cursor, set, dialog area, host...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: 405x :: 070-2056-01 4050 ref Jul79
Topics: statement, numeric, data, graphic, program, string, device, variable, character, rev, series...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: 402x :: 070-2830-00 4024 4025 ServiceVol1 Jan83
Topics: address, data, display, character, signal, memory, processor, ram, rom, gpib, display controller,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: 405x :: 070-2270-00 4051 GPIB HW Supp Jul81
Topics: data, gpib, interface, device, byte, peripheral, address, nrfd, handshake, hardware, peripheral...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: 411x :: 070-4664-00 4110 Series Host Programmers Manual Jan1984
Topics: terminal, host, color, segment, command, series, mode, block, gin, graphics, series host, block...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: catalog :: Telequipment Catalog 1968-02 #2
Topics: approx, mhz, calibrated, horizontal, deflection, amplifier, khz, type, sweep, crt, time base,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: 405x :: 070-1940-01 4050 oper Mar80
Topics: data, plot, enter, graphic, return, system, press, menu, series, apr, press return, graphic system,...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: tm500 :: 070-1582-01 AM502 Oct86
Topics: input, gain, signal, amplifier, offset, khz, output, pushbutton, voltage, vertical amplifier, step...
From the bitsavers.org collection, a scanned-in computer-related document. tektronix :: catalog :: Tektronix Television Products 1972-03
Topics: signal, color, amplitude, subcarrier, sync, phase, pal, luminance, mhz, pulse, test signal, signal...